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    Sheriff Joe's Inmates Full Of Christmas Cheer

    Sheriff Joe's Inmates Full Of Christmas Cheer
    PHOENIX (AP) - Christmas carols will be filling the halls of the Maricopa County Jail Tuesday, when Sheriff Joe Arpaio holds a contest for inmates. The winner of the caroling contest will receive a full Christmas dinner for him or herself, and their cellmates. As part of this competition, each inmate must sing a well known Christmas carol. Sheriff's officials say ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +31
  • +17

    Altanta Officers Eager to Round Up GA Gang Members

    Altanta Officers Eager to Round Up GA Gang Members
    As the sun rose Monday, about 80 law officers gathered with “game day” enthusiasm, ready to fan out across metro Atlanta and round up bad guys. Or what Deputy U.S. Marshal Gavin Duffy called “guys with a paradigm for violent crime.” The marshals’ Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force had arrest warrants for 40 suspected gang members on charges ranging from minor ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +17
  • -20

    Houston Officer a Casualty in US Retaliation on Mexico

    Houston Officer a Casualty in US Retaliation on Mexico
    HOUSTON - It was a bold move by the United States government: “You took out one of ours, we're coming after yours.” We saw evidence of that retaliation by the government in north Houston where local and federal agents went after suspects with alleged ties to Mexican drug cartels. Thomas Hinojosa, with the Drug Enforcement Agency, would not confirm the effort ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -20
  • +3

    Are Officers Crossing the Line Online?

    Are Officers Crossing the Line Online?
    DETROIT - Metro Detroit police officers are among many public servants who maintain private lives on the Internet. On Facebook, they post photos, tag friends and change status updates. On Twitter, they post plans, thoughts or locations. But depending on what they write or post, an officer could be breaking confidentiality, undermining an investigation, or worse -- potentially violating someone's constitutional ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +3
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    Holloway Confronts Joran van der Sloot in Prison

    Holloway Confronts Joran van der Sloot in Prison
    LIMA, Peru - Missing teenager Natalee Holloway's mother sneaked into the Peruvian prison where suspect Joran van der Sloot is being held and confronted him about fate of her daughter. Beth Holloway-Twitty's lawyer confirmed that the woman arrived at Castro Castro Prison with a Dutch journalist, Peter de Vries, who is investigating her daughter's disappearance for Dutch television. Holloway-Twitty reportedly spoke ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +4
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    'Bang' Forces NYPD Chopper to Make Water Landing

    'Bang' Forces NYPD Chopper to Make Water Landing
    NEW YORK CITY - An NYPD helicopter pilot patrolling the air space before Air Force One landed at Kennedy Airport brought out her inner Chesley Sullenberger - making an emergency landing on Wednesday in Jamaica Bay. The six-member crew survived with minor injuries after Detective Erin Nolan was forced to splash down around 4 p.m. because of a mechanical problem. The ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +22
  • -36

    Judge Rules Loughner Incompetent for Trial

    Judge Rules Loughner Incompetent for Trial
    A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage that wounded U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is mentally incompetent to stand trial, putting the criminal case against him on hold indefinitely. The decision by U.S. District Judge Larry Burns means Jared Lee Loughner, 21, will be sent to a federal facility for up to four months in a ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated -36
  • -7

    Anger-Management Counselor Pleads Guilty to Assault on U.S. Marshal

    Anger-Management Counselor Pleads Guilty to Assault on U.S. Marshal
    FAIRFAX, VA - A Fairfax County anger-management counselor pleaded guilty Tuesday to assault on a federal officer for pointing a loaded firearm at a deputy U.S. marshal. The incident occurred near the Annandale apartment of Jose L. Avila, 57, on Jan. 25. A federal marshal wrote in a court affidavit that he and another marshal had parked their sport-utility vehicles in ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated -7
  • -18

    Passport App. Exposed Policeman as Illegal Immigrant

    Passport App. Exposed Policeman as Illegal Immigrant
    Anchorage -- Federal authorities caught an illegal immigrant from Mexico working as an Anchorage police officer after he and the U.S. citizen he was impersonating filed for separate passports using the same personal information, police said Tuesday. Rafael Mora-Lopez, 47, faces one count of passport fraud in federal court. It's unclear yet if additional federal or state charges will be filed, ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated -18
  • +23

    Sheriff Joe's Immigration Posse: The Incredible Hulk, Steven Seagul

    Sheriff Joe's Immigration Posse: The Incredible Hulk, Steven Seagul
    PHOENIX -- People crossing the border illegally may be doing double takes, because a TV superhero is going to be on patrol. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Wednesday swore in 56 members of a new volunteer sheriff's posse group that includes "The Incredible Hulk" star Lou Ferrigno. The sheriff says action-film star Steven Seagal and actor Peter Lupus of TV's ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +23
  • +43

    Montgomery Co. Officer Celebrates 55 Years on Job

    Montgomery Co. Officer Celebrates 55 Years on Job
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A Montgomery County police officer has just celebrated 55 years on the job. At 77, Lt. Thomas B. Jacocks is the longest-serving law enforcement officer in any Maryland agency. The court liaison officer says he never set out to break a record - he just never got tired of being a police officer. Chief Tom Manger describes Jacocks ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +43
  • -11

    Lawyer Sends Cease-and-Desist Letter to FL Chief

    Lawyer Sends Cease-and-Desist Letter to FL Chief
    MIAMI - For months, Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito has fueled a political firestorm by suggesting the city’s mayor is in bed with nefarious criminals linked to slot-style video gaming machines in cafeterias and markets across the city. Now two businessmen are adding another twist to the saga: They want Exposito to stop linking them to organized crime. In a cease-and-desist ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -11
  • +92

    I Watched As He Walked By

    I Watched As He Walked By
    I watched as he walked by. He was old and bent, leather skinned and grizzled yet, somehow, an inner pride shone through. His eyes were tear-filled, his face the color of ash. His cap, covered in small badges and patches, sat at a jaunty angle, reminiscent of an earlier time in his life. His gnarled right hand held high against his ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +92
  • -25

    Over 1,300 Guns Collected in FL Sheriff's Buyback Event

    Over 1,300 Guns Collected in FL Sheriff's  Buyback Event
    TAVARES, FL — Money pried a 22-caliber gun from Jim Carlton's hands. "Like everybody else, I can use an extra $50," said Carlton, 63, a music writer and guitarist in Mount Dora, who was among more than 180 people who took part Friday in the first-ever "Kicks-4-Guns" program in Lake County. His never-been-fired handgun had collected dust in a closet for ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -25
  • -28

    Officer Critically Injured In Crash During Pursuit

    Officer Critically Injured In Crash During Pursuit
    FORT WORTH, TX - A Fort Worth police officer was critically injured Thursday afternoon when his patrol car slammed into a tree during a pursuit down Interstate 30. The officer, a 15-year veteran of the department, was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth with life-threatening injuries, said a spokesman for MedStar. The officer was involved in the pursuit ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -28
  • +44

    Another Win for Arpaio: Immigration Activists Lose Court Battle

    Another Win for Arpaio: Immigration Activists Lose Court Battle
    PHOENIX, AZ - After several months under consideration, Federal Judge Susan Bolton this week ruled in favor of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the County Attorney’s Office in a hotly contested matter about whether illegal immigrants, who were arrested on felony charges, should be able to post bond and get out of jail. In 2006, Arizona voters approved Proposition 100 ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +44
  • +23

    Trooper Pulls Up To Squad Car, Finds Passed Out Teen

    Trooper Pulls Up To Squad Car, Finds Passed Out Teen
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon State Police trooper pulled up next to a parked Marion County sheriff's patrol car late Saturday expecting to talk to the deputy. Instead he found an 18-year-old passed out over the steering wheel. State police said the Ford Mustang had been stolen from the deputy's home. The Statesman Journal reported the sheriff's office wasn't aware ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +23
  • -18

    Sheriff's Department Fights Legislators on Police Academy Management

    Sheriff's Department Fights Legislators on Police Academy Management
    SYRACUSE - Some Onondaga County legislators want the sheriff’s office to save taxpayers a quarter-million dollars a year by getting out of the police academy business. The sheriff’s office will no longer run the police academy at Onondaga Community College if legislators Patrick Kilmartin and Casey Jordan have their way. Two deputies have been assigned full-time to the academy for years, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated -18
  • -25

    NJ Officer Still in Critical Condition After Being Shot Multiple Times

    NJ Officer Still in Critical Condition After Being Shot Multiple Times
    PARAMUS, N.J. –A Paramus police officer remained in critical condition at Hackensack University Medical Center Tuesday more than a day after being shot. Officer Rachel Morgan was shot during a wild gunfight with 23-year-old Michael Carmody Sunday night near the Garden State Parkway. She managed to get several shots off at the suspect, along with a backup police officer who also ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -25
  • -40

    Sniper Shoots at Oakland Police During Traffic Stop

    Sniper Shoots at Oakland Police During Traffic Stop
    OAKLAND, Calif.—A routine police stop in West Oakland erupted into gunfire when someone with a rifle opened fire from a high-rise building, police said Monday. No one was struck by the gunfire, and a search of the area failed to turn up the shooter, said Officer Jeff Thomason, a police spokesman. The incident began when an officer pulled a car over ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -40
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